Oregon reports 1,542 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 36 new deaths; Tillamook County adds 14 more cases, total cases at 253

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PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 36 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,340 the Oregon Health Authority reported at today December 19th.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,542 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 101,814.

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (9), Benton (23), Clackamas (109), Clatsop (5), Columbia (12), Coos (16), Crook (10), Curry (7), Deschutes (63), Douglas (24), Gilliam (2), Harney (1), Hood River (24), Jackson (75), Jefferson (26), Josephine (19), Klamath (52), Lake (1), Lane (172), Lincoln (2), Linn (35), Malheur (48), Marion (161), Morrow (7), Multnomah (326), Polk (34), Tillamook (14), Umatilla (48), Union (8), Wasco (18), Washington (148), Yamhill (43).

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 536, which is three fewer than yesterday. There are 104 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths

County

Cases1

Total deaths2

Baker

394

4

Benton

1,209

9

Clackamas

8,938

107

Clatsop

486

2

Columbia

730

9

Coos

648

6

Crook

388

6

Curry

241

2

Deschutes

3,506

19

Douglas

1,277

36

Gilliam

33

1

Grant

164

1

Harney

123

1

Hood River

694

8

Jackson

5,264

58

Jefferson

1,256

14

Josephine

955

17

Klamath

1,591

14

Lake

181

4

Lane

6,160

80

Lincoln

800

16

Linn

2,303

31

Malheur

2,733

49

Marion

12,343

195

Morrow

771

7

Multnomah

22,973

365

Polk

1,726

24

Sherman

29

0

Tillamook

253

0

Umatilla

5,121

54

Union

943

13

Wallowa

76

3

Wasco

768

20

Washington

14,362

134

Wheeler

12

0

Yamhill

2,363

31

Total

101,814

1,340

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.